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Governor Waititu’s city homes raided by detectives – Nairobi News

LEFT: Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu's residence at Kencom Estate along Kiambu Road where EACC sleuths have raided in an alleged corruption probe. PHOTOS | ERIC WAINAINA and DIANA NGILA  Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives on Thursday morning raided two homes belonging to Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. Governor’s homes...

UK singer calls out controversial Kenyan promoter over attempted extortion – Nairobi News

Bradley Juma Obomi, aka Trap King Chrome, with his British girlfriend Tinu Amy Collins. PHOTO | COURTESY Nairobi musician-cum-promoter Bradley Juma Obomi aka Trap King Chrome is in the news again after UK singer Melesha Katrina O’Garro, known professionally as Lady Leshurr, called him out for trying to...

Governor Sonko threatens to sack ‘lazy’ cabinet members – Nairobi News

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko addressing participants during the disbursement of Nairobi County bursery at Charter Hall in Nairobi on April 2,2019. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has read the riot act to members of his cabinet saying that he will not hesitate to fire lazy...

Kenyans split on ban of second-hand car spare parts imports – Nairobi News

A second hand spare parts shop at Grogon garage in Nairobi on May 17, 2019. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU A notice from the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) on the ban of importation of second hand car parts has elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans. Stakeholders and dealers are most hit with a majority...

Eric Omondi ‘breakups’ with Italian fiancée, but his fans aren’t buying it – Nairobi News

Comedian Eric Omondi with his fiancéé Chantal Grazioli. PHOTO | COURTESY Comedian Eric Omondi has gotten more than he bargained for after he publicly announced his ‘breakup’ with Italian fiancée on Thursday. This after the comedian penned an emotional message of farewell to Chantal Grazioli on Instagram wishing her...

Kenya ranked the best in Africa for offering good digital life – Nairobi News

Models take a selfie with a Samsung S6 phone during a past opening a new store at the Garden City Mall in Nairobi. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU Kenya has been ranked as the best African country that offers good digital life in the latest Expat Insider report released...

Alex Mwakideu mourning his mother’s death – Nairobi News

Radio presenter Alex Mwakideu with his mother who died on Tuesday. PHOTO | COURTESY  Radio presenter Alex Mwakideu has been bereaved following the death of his mother, who passed away on Tuesday after battling with a long illness. Mwakideu, who is the Head of Radio Milele FM, broke...

Nasa CEO Norman Magaya survives heart attack – Nairobi News

National Super Alliance (Nasa) Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya during a past media address in Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU National Super Alliance (Nasa) Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya on Tuesday announced that he was recovering from a heart attack. Magaya said he was grateful to have survived...

Author, LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies aged 48 – Nairobi News

In this file photo taken on January 27, 2014 Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina during an interview in Nairobi, Kenya. AFP PHOTO  The 2002 Caine Prize winner for African Writing Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina is dead. Wainaina, an acclaimed African literary giant and founder of the Nairobi-based journal Kwani, died on...

Sponsors are a danger zone – Nairobi News

Kenyan actress Diana Nderitu who is also a practicing Advocate of the High Court. PHOTO | COURTESY She bust into the scene several years ago after she was cast as Lexi in the successful New Beginnings TV series. What many don’t know about Diana Nderitu is that other...

Curse of the rainy season in Nairobi neigbourhoods – VIDEO – Nairobi News

The rainy season has been welcomed by many Nairobi residents following the harsh sunny weather that was experienced in the months of January to March. However, to some city dwellers the rains have been a ‘curse’. Residents of Tassia estate have been forced to learn how to manoeuvre through muddy puddles...

Ethiopian PM schools Sonko on how to raise millions for city cleanup – Nairobi News

Ethiopian Prime minister Abiy Ahmed during a cleanup exercise. PHOTO | COURTESY Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko could learn a lesson or two from Ethiopian Prime minister Abiy Ahmed on how to raise funds to beautify a city. The PM over the weekend hosted about 200 guests to a fundraising...

Posh Banda School probed over hygiene as Nema warns of court action – Nairobi News

National Environment Management Authority Director General Geoffrey Wahungu. Banda School, an elite learning institution in Nairobi, has been put on the spot by the environmental watchdog over its failure to adhere to basic hygiene. National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) has warned the school’s administration that failure to adhere to...

Four Chinese nationals arrested for assaulting road construction engineer – Nairobi News

Three of the four Chinese nationals who are in police custody for assaulting a road engineer in Turkana. PHOTO | COURTESY Police have arrested four Chinese nationals suspected to have assaulted a road engineer in Turkana. The four, according to police documents, have been identified as Wang Kai, Li Shaoqing,...

Has Saumu Sonko broken up with rich boyfriend? – Nairobi News

Saumu Sonko and her boyfriend. PHOTO | COURTESY Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s daughter Saumu seems to have broken up with her latest catch. This comes just months after the couple launched a nightclub, Wakanda Club, in Westlands. Saumu, who had taken a social media hiatus, on Tuesday hinted at a...

Uhuru gets naughty in State House with facial gesture – Nairobi News

President Uhuru Kenyatta has become the subject of hilarious memes after he was filmed making a naughty facial gesture while hosting business people at State house. Mr Kenyatta was captured on camera making the hilarious gesture to a person opposite him. The recipient of the gesture remains unknown. Kenyans online have been guessing...

Fena Gitu thrilled after meet up with Raila – Nairobi News

Rapper Fena Gitu with ODM party leader Raila Odinga during their airplane meet up. PHOTO | COURTESY Rapper Fena Gitu is over the moon after she met former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Tuesday. Fena shared a photo of the airplane meet up with Baba featuring Raila Junior as...

Theft convict stages daring prison break – Nairobi News

The Thika Main Prison. PHOTO | THIKA TOWN TODAY A theft convict, who was serving one-year jail term, on Tuesday morning staged a dramatic escape from the Thika Main Prison. Area residents who spoke to Nairobi News said that they heard gunshots and when they enquired they were...

Fake gold suspect in more problems as bank sues over Sh12m loan dispute – Nairobi News

Flamboyant politician Zaheer Jhanda poses with a mountain of cash. He’s at the centre of a scandal in which a Saudi royal was conned of Sh250 million. Zaheer Jhanda, one of the men at the centre of Kenya’s fake gold scam, is embroiled in a Sh12 million car...

Sobs, applause as ‘Game of Thrones’ says goodbye to fans – Nairobi News

A fan sits in a replica of The Iron Throne for a snapshot before watching HBO's "Game of Thrones" series finale at Brennan's bar in Marina del Rey, California, May 19, 2019. PHOTO| AFP After eight epic years, 47 Emmys, two dead dragons and lots of sex, “Game...

Chiloba’s old job at IEBC still up for grabs – Nairobi News

Former CEO of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Ezra Chiloba. FILE PHOTO   The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has re-advertised the vacant position of Chief Executive Officer. Through an advertisement published on Tuesday in the local dailies, the commission has invited applications from qualified candidates. The position, previously...

Public warned about fraudsters impersonating CS Monica Juma – Nairobi News

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb Monica Juma in this photo taken on February 20, 2019 at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has issued a public alert about fraudsters who is impersonating Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb Monica Juma. In a statement, the DCI...

Kura called this newly opened road a masterpiece, Kenyans having none of it – Nairobi News

The newly opened Waiyaki Way-Redhill link. PHOTO | COURTESY | KURA Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) has bragged about the newly opened Waiyaki Way-Redhill link,  calling it a master piece. The Sh3 billion dual carriageway starts from Waiyaki Way and passes through Kyuna, Spring Valley, Kitisuru and Peponi to end...

Akothee traumatized after being spanked by rowdy Team Mafisi fans – Nairobi News

Kenyan singer Akothee. PHOTO | COURTESY Kenyan singer Akothee has lamented on the trauma she suffered on stage during a live performance in Oslo, Norway at the weekend. In a lengthy post on Instagram, Akothee narrated how rowdy fans grabbed at her person while others painfully spanked her derrière...

Wetangula in Hong Kong for anti-graft conference amid gold scandal heat – Nairobi News

Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura with Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula at the University of Hong Kong. PHOTO | COURTESY Bugoma Senator Moses Wetangula has been photographed enjoying the warm weather in Hong Kong as his alleged involvement in a gold scandal continues to hog headlines back home. On Tuesday morning,...

Police deny claims GSU officers were ‘protecting’ fake gold suspects – Nairobi News

Fake gold seized in a Kileleshwa house in Nairobi on May 13, 2019. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU The National Police Service (NPS) has denied reports that the General Service Unit (GSU) officers offered armed security to suspects in the fake gold scam. The denial comes amid reports that...

Somali Minister, MPs blocked at JKIA as diplomatic row gets messier – Nairobi News

Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. FILE PHOTO Three senior Somalia government officials were refused entry at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for lacking visas. The officials were part of a government delegation scheduled to attend the launch of an European Union-sponsored cross-border conflict management...

Foreigners operating unauthorized betting businesses to be deported – VIDEO – Nairobi News

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i addresses Kenyans in queue at the General Post Office (GPO) as they wait to register for the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), popularly known as Huduma Namba, on Friday, May 17, 2019. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i...

American billionaire surprises students with Sh40 billion pledge to pay their loans – Nairobi News

A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist on Sunday surprised graduating students with a promise to wipe out their debt for the entire 2019 class at Morehouse College. Robert F. Smith made the announcement in front of nearly 400 graduating seniors, eliciting the biggest cheers of the morning. “My family is going...

Police hunt down charter flight operator linked to fake gold scam – Nairobi News

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are hunting a man who runs a Charter Flight Business at the Wilson Airport and who has been linked to the fake gold trade. The latest development comes just a day after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji ordered the...
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